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A sight to see

For anyone in the Portsmouth area on Monday Morning.....

H.M.S. MERSEY....... H.M.S. TYNE...... and   ..... H.M.S. MEDWAY.  will be sailing from Portsmouth Dockyard at 10:00 

unusual to see three warships leaving harbour together....

Best vantage point will be the Round Tower , at Old Portsmouth,,.... if you can find a space to park and to view, as I expect the families will also be gathering there..

other wise  

Clarence pier Car Park ( pay & display) .... you will be very close to the action there, as they pass quite close to shore, exiting the narrow entrance to Portsmouth harbour.

or you could be on the Gosport side at the Gosport Ferry gardens.  with a good view of them in the dockyard, prior to leaving.

 

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@shutter  Too far for me to go, but if you go it would be nice to see some picciesThumbs_Up

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@shutter wrote:

For anyone in the Portsmouth area on Monday Morning.....

H.M.S. MERSEY....... H.M.S. TYNE...... and   ..... H.M.S. MEDWAY.  will be sailing from Portsmouth Dockyard at 10:00 


As these are used for fisheries protection / coastal patrol, it begs the question why three of them are in port together in the first place?  With the RN only having a limited number of such vessels what's presently stopping all our fish getting nicked etc.?  Shocked

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@RobPN   Ships do require fuel, water, fresh provisions, maintaining, equipment changes, crew need replacing, ( some ships do a rotational crew system). crew leave, personnel changes, especially in senior level, may require time spent in harbour for assimilation, to the position, and relative "turnover" in the department they are in charge of. There is also the possiblity, that certain equipment changes completion, on one ship, to be tested and checked against the other two ships, whilst one of the other two may have just finished a "leave" period, and the third one only in port for a short period, due to refuelling and personnel changes...  so... one could have been in dry dock, and just refloated, the second could have had some minor maintainaince issue, and the third, could have been in port for only 24 to 48 hours...  just because they all leave port at the same time does not mean they have all been alongside doing nothing ! ! ! ..

HMS MERSEY.... Was on fish patrol near the Isle of man... https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2019/september/10/190910-hms-mersey-visit...

and returns to Portsmouth at 1700 on Sunday ( tomorrow)

 

HMS TYNE... Is doing Navigational training, in, and around the solent Today... and enters harbour at 1700 .

quote from this page....

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/surface-fleet/patrol/river-class/hms...

 

 She is one of the busiest vessels in the Fleet, spending nine out of ten days at sea protecting our fisheries.

 

HMS MEDWAY... only accepted into the fleet on Sept 19th this year... ( at Chatham dockyard ) and is probably storing ship, etc, in preparation for sailing on Monday, .

 

 

Hope that answers your question.......

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I wish that they would torpedo that Dutch 'mega-trawler' that is sailing up and down English channel hoovering up fish by the ton. That trawler was banned from Australian waters for being unsustainable, now we witness the sight of it emptying the channel and other parts of British ( sorry EU ) waters before Brexit happens.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azg8nX-uJnI

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@shutter wrote:

 

 

HMS TYNE... Is doing Navigational training, in, and around the solent Today... and enters harbour at 1700 .

quote from this page....

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/surface-fleet/patrol/river-class/hms...

 

 She is one of the busiest vessels in the Fleet, spending nine out of ten days at sea protecting our fisheries.

 


HMS Tyne is the one we usually see making inshore appearances where I live.

 

I hope those Spanish and French (etc.) fishermen aren't reading this thread otherwise they'll have a great free-for-all this weekend!  Wink

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@wotsup   Yeah... it`s Lithuanian Registered...  Currently it is anchored due south of Selsey Bill, in the English Channel...( probably processing yesterdays catch! ) ..

 

 

Margiris

 

margiris position.png

 

here is the "traffic" in the channel , at the moment.... with the Margiris at anchor...

 

Screenshot at 2019-10-05 13-22-17.png

 

 

 

@wotsup   https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/04/trawler-14-times-size-uk-fishing-boats-plundering-fish-b...